Clean Eats: Easy weeknight salad
  • January 4, 2014
  • After stuffing everything into a day that you possibly can – including workouts, work and making sure you call your mother (call your mother) – a healthy dinner can bring the entire day to the right kind of close. And  – there’s nothing wrong with sneaking in some QT over the dining room table.

    Fiance and I try to split up cooking duties and this salad is a mainstay on our menu. It’s packed with protein, loaded with veggies and it’s a house flavor-ite.

    Here’s what we have on hand to bring this meal together (makes 2 servings):

    • 2 Chicken breasts (usually prepped Sundays and marinated in a little olive oil, garlic salt, dried onions, balsamic vinegar and a splash of orange juice)
    • 1/2 cup quinoa
    • 1 avocado, sliced and divided in 2
    • 1 cup of tomatoes – I usually choose cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup black beans
    • 2 cups arugula
    • Dress with balsamic vinegar/ 1 TBS olive oil/salt and pepper

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    What’s your go-to quick, healthy meal?

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of, a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. After graduating from University of Wisconsin with a degree in Journalism, she spent much of her career - before leaving agency life - creating and executing social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness. You can find Jeana - who’s certified as a personal trainer - coaching group fitness classes and hosting aSweatLife’s #Sweatworking events.